Tuya's marriage

Tuya's marriage

Downloadable Video - 2008 | Chinese
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Tuya, hardworking and hardheaded, is a Mongolian desert herder who refuses to be settled in a town in accordance with the new industrialization policy. She is kept busy with two kids, a disabled husband and 100 sheep to care for, but one day she hurts her back. The only way for the family to survive is for her to divorce her husband on paper and look for a new spouse who can take care of the whole family. A series of suitors lines up, but it's not easy to find a man who fits the bill.
Publisher: [United States] : Music Box Films : Made available through hoopla, 2008.
ISBN: 9780788609633
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 96 min.)) : sd., col.


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Feb 02, 2018

It is so beautiful and very well done.
Its music, story, cinimaphotograph, and performance, made it the best contemporary Chinese film! No wordered, it won Golden Bear award in Berlin.
It is slow pace, but dramatic and very touching.
What are a life, a marriage and love ? If you were Tuya, what would you choose to do?

May 16, 2014

An interesting glimpse of post-Soviet Mongolia. I want more!

Tuya is smart, conscientious, hardworking, proud (a little too unbending for her own good, truth be told), and beautiful. Unfortunately, her many fine qualities may be more burden than blessing to the overworked young mother as suitors queue up like vultures at the carrion feed of her (practically state-mandated) divorce.

voisjoe1 May 24, 2012

Tuya's Marriage is a tale of a Inner Mongolian shepherd who is financially desperate and needs to divorce her disabled husband so she can marry a new husband to take care of her, her first husband and her two children. Tuya gets proposals from numerous men and finds it difficult to find someone who will accept both her and her first husband. The film shows the harshness of living in this part of the world, especially for a woman who must take care of her family without the assistance of another adult.


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